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Jonathan Mayo is an Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for since 1999.

  • February 13 7:13 PM ET

    Golden Spikes Watch List in action

    A couple of things have happened this week to make me realize that another Draft season is really upon us. First was the announcement of USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Watch List. I’m fortunate enough to be a part of the committee for that process and I’m excited to see how the top amateur players […] More»
  • January 30 12:01 AM ET

    Beyond the Top 10 by position lists

    The Top 100 is coming out Friday night (In case you haven’t seen all the plugs, here’s one more — 9 p.m. ET, and MLB Network). For the past week and change we’ve been building the excitement by revealing our Top 10 by Position lists. With all of those lists, there are, of course, […] More»
  • November 20 2014 5:00 PM ET

    Some extra AFL prospects

    Jim Callis and I collaborated on the AFL Top 25 prospects that went up on the site today. And other than quietly seething that a technical glitch only allows for one of our mugs to go on the top (I joke because I love), I’m pretty happy with how the list came out. Feel free […] More»
  • November 12 2014 6:49 PM ET

    Was the Cuddyer signing worth it? Twitter speaks

    Ask a question on Twitter and you never know what kind of response you’re going to get. On Monday, after it was announced that the Mets had signed Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal, thus forfeiting their first-round pick (No. 15 overall — story on new Draft order is here), I posed a simple question […] More»
  • October 14 2014 12:43 AM ET

    We knew him when: Kolten Wong

    With the amount of contributions from rookies the Cardinals are getting, I suppose we could stay with them throughout the rest of their run. Given Kolten Wong’s ninth-inning heroics in Game 2, and the fact that we’ve spoken with the rookie second baseman a TON since his draft year in 2011, he was the obvious […] More»
  • October 08 2014 9:56 PM ET

    When we knew them: Marco Gonzales

    I didn’t want anyone to think that was a one-and-done series. I was just waiting for a good opportunity, and one that was non-Royals after the Mike Moustakas retrospective. Don’t worry, KC fans, I’ll have no problem opening the vault in the ALCS and beyond. Marco Gonzales hasn’t been a professional pitcher for long enough […] More»
  • October 03 2014 2:01 PM ET

    We knew them when: Mike Moustakas

    One of the best things about covering the Minor Leagues and prospects is that you get to know players before most do and then when you see them accomplish things on the big league stage, it’s a whole lot of fun. Sure, not every prospect we cover makes it, but when they do, there’s a […] More»
  • October 01 2014 6:31 PM ET

    A preseason AFL Prospects to Watch Team

    Up on now are Jiim Callis’ and my take on which player and pitcher we’re most excited to see perform in the Arizona Fall League this year. I chose Tim Anderson and C.J. Edwards. Jim went with Byron Buxton and Francellis Montas. Obviously, we both are eager to see more than just those two […] More»
  • September 30 2014 8:27 PM ET

    Bonus Rays prospects: Nos. 21-25

    Better late than never right? The 2104 regular season is in the books and I realized I hadn’t posted my final team’s bonus prospects:  the Tampa Rays. Once upon a time, the Rays’ farm system was the envy of every club. Picking high in the Draft helped, as did some savvy drafting later on. They […] More»
  • September 15 2014 4:17 PM ET

    Bonus Mariners prospects: Nos. 21-25

    The march of bonus prospects goes on. Next up: The Seattle Mariners. As of today, the Mariners are just a game out of a Wild Card spot. While the current big league roster has certainly received a boost from big-time acquisitions like Robinson Cano, there’s also been a lot of help from within. Seager, Miller, […] More»
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